Ayodhya. Devotees especially wait for the Surya Abhishek of Ramlala on every Ram Navami in the grand Ram temple being built at Sri Ram Janmabhoomi in Ramnagari Ayodhya. After the consecration of Ram Lalla on January 22, the rare sight of Surya Abhishek will not be possible on Ram Navami next year. For this it is necessary to complete the construction till the peak.
The construction up to the peak will be completed by December next year. After that, special windows will also be constructed on the peak and upper floor. The sun’s rays will enter the temple through this window. By reflecting these rays from a mirror set at a special angle, the team of scientists will enable the Ram devotees to see the rare Surya Abhishek, but for this the Ram devotees will have to wait till Ram Navami of 2025.
The rays will reach the 51 inch high Ramlala sitting on the lotus flower.
Scientists have done calculations many times to ensure that the sunrays reach the forehead of the eight feet high Ramlala in the sanctum sanctorum on the ground floor of the Ram temple. This eight feet includes a 51-inch idol of Ramlala and a lotus-shaped base. It would be extremely rare to see the anointment of four or five year old Ram Lalla, 51 inches high, on the lotus pedestal with the sun’s rays on his forehead.
Devotees will be able to see it for a few minutes only on Ram Navami at 12 noon from a distance of about 35 feet from the pavilion. The reason for Surya Abhishek at 12 noon has been decided due to the belief of the time of birth of Lord Ram.
Scientists from prestigious institutions of the country are working
A team of scientists from the country’s top institute is working for this Surya Abhishek. Scientists from CSIR, Central Building Research Institute, Indian Institute of Astro Physics and many top institutes of the country have physically reached the spot many times and worked on the position angle of the Sun near the temple on the day of Ram Navami.
The team of scientists is continuously busy calculating the position of the Sun on the basis of lunar and solar calendar. After making calculations on the basis of the facts collected from here, preparations are being made to carry out this big work. However, after the consecration of Ram Lalla on January 22, 2024 and completion of the construction of the peak by December 2024, the challenge of repeating this experiment and placing the mirrors at the right place still remains